COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In each of the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If the sentence is free from error, choose No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. When your in doubt
    2. about your best friend's loyalty
    3. you can't help being disappointed.
    4. No error

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    Here, not a Possessive Pronoun but Nominative Case i.e. When you are (you’re) in doubt is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, not a Possessive Pronoun but Nominative Case i.e. When you are (you’re) in doubt is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The officer has
    2. given orders to his
    3. soldiers yesterday.
    4. No error

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    The sentence shows Past time. Hence, Past Perfect i.e., The officer had is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    The sentence shows Past time. Hence, Past Perfect i.e., The officer had is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Ann recieved the promotion instead of Susan
    2. as Ann is senior than Susan in age
    3. though Susan had worked there before Ann.
    4. No error

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    It is Preposition related error. The words superior, senior, junior, prior, etc. take to and not than Hence, as Ann is senior to Susan in age is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    It is Preposition related error. The words superior, senior, junior, prior, etc. take to and not than Hence, as Ann is senior to Susan in age is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. You better
    2. consult a doctor
    3. immediately.
    4. No error

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    had better ⇒ used to tell somebody what you think they should do. Hence, You had better is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    had better ⇒ used to tell somebody what you think they should do. Hence, You had better is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. My father,
    2. though old,
    3. goes everywhere by foot.
    4. No error

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    (1) go on foot : walk Hence, goes everywhere on foot is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    (1) go on foot : walk Hence, goes everywhere on foot is the right usage.